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Genealogy and knowledge in Muslim societies : understanding the past

Author: Sarah Bowen Savant; Helena de Felipe
Publisher: Edinburgh [Scotland] : Edinburgh University Press in association with the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2014] 2015.
Series: Exploring Muslim contexts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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This book draws on primary sources from across the Middle East, the Maghreb, and Sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from works of the classical Arabic heritage to oral testimonies gained from fieldwork.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
156 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2014407316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bowen Savant; Helena de Felipe
ISBN: 9781785395451 1785395459 0748644989 9780748644988
OCLC Number: 922078157
Description: 1 online resource (17 entries) : 1 image.
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Introduction / Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe --
Part one. The generation of genealogical knowledge: 1. Keeping the Prophet's family alive: profile of a genealogical discipline / Kazuo Morimoto; 2. Motives and techniques of genealogical forgery in pre-modern Muslim societies / Zolt án Szombathy; 3. The genealogy of power and the power of genealogy in Morocco: history, imaginary and politics / Zakaria Rhani --
Part two: Empowering political and religious elites: 4. Berber leadership and genealogical legitimacy: the Almoravid case / Helena de Felipe; 5. Ways of connecting with the past: genealogies in Nasrid Granada / Maribel Fierro; 6. Embarrassing cousins: genealogical conundrums in the central Sahara / Judith Scheele --
Part three. Genealogy as a source for writing history: 7. Was Marwan ibn al-Hakam the first "real" Muslim? / Fred M. Donner; 8. Genealogy and ethnogenesis in al-Mas'udi's Muruj al-dhahab / Sarah Bowen Savant; 9. Genealogical prestige and marriage strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: the case of the al-Sadr family in recent times / Raffaele Mauriello --
About the contributors.
Series Title: Exploring Muslim contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe.

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